SEC issues Wells Notice to Robinhood over crypto practices

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Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOOD), the parent company of Robinhood Crypto, LLC (RHC), is facing potential enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On Thursday, RHC received a Wells Notice indicating that the SEC staff has made a preliminary determination to recommend an enforcement action against the company. The notice is related to RHC’s cryptocurrency listings, custody of cryptocurrencies, and platform operations.

The SEC’s enforcement action could include a civil injunctive action, public administrative proceeding, and/or a cease-and-desist proceeding. Remedies sought may encompass an injunction, a cease-and-desist order, disgorgement, pre-judgment interest, civil money penalties, and censure, revocation, or limitations on activities.

The potential violations pertain to Sections 15(a) and 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Robinhood has disclosed that it has cooperated with the SEC investigation leading up to the receipt of the Wells Notice.

The information for this article is based on a recent SEC filing.

As Robinhood Markets , Inc. (NASDAQ:HOOD) navigates through potential SEC enforcement action, the company’s financial and market performance continues to be a focal point for investors. According to InvestingPro data, Robinhood has a market capitalization of approximately $16.06 billion. The company’s revenue growth has been robust, with a 37.33% increase over the last twelve months as of Q4 2023, and a quarterly growth of 23.95% in Q4 2023. Despite these strong revenue figures, Robinhood’s profitability remains a concern, as reflected in a negative P/E ratio of -29.57 for the same period.

InvestingPro Tips suggest that analysts are optimistic about Robinhood’s income prospects, predicting the company will turn profitable this year. Additionally, three analysts have revised their earnings expectations upwards for the upcoming period. This could signal confidence in the company’s ability to navigate current regulatory challenges and potentially capitalize on its strong revenue growth.

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